Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development

This graduate certificate program in leadership development enables students to acquire skills in the areas of instructional design, group processes, adult learning, organizational diagnosis and consulting strategies, depending upon the needs and interests of the student. Designed for working professionals, program participants apply new skills in real world settings as well as in the classroom. This certificate provides students with a realistic preview of the master's degree program in Organizational Leadership and Learning. If accepted, all 15 credits will apply toward the 30-credit Master's degree program.


Core Courses

HOL 6700 Human Behavior in Organizations or HOL 6701 Adult Learning
HOL 6704 Leadership in Organizations
9 credits of electives to be chosen in consultation with academic advisor



    Program Entry: Fall
    Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
    Campus: Main Campus

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Application Fee

For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions FAQ page.

Transformation Begins Here

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development program located on campus (202-994-0491).

In the News

Dr. Ellen Goldman presented "Perspectives on Leading Organizational Change" for the Reston, VA Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on February 27 as part of their on-going professional development programming.

Dr. Shaista Khilji published a blog post entitled, "Doing DEI Work: The Experiences of DEI Practitioners."